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Over the past few days I've found a few of these little beetles, not a lot, but enough to wonderful what I'm dealing with.

There's the one of which I linked the pictures, the little brown ones. They are fairly slow and quite tiny.

I've also found white-ish ones, about the same size. These are ver quick, moving in spurts. They had wings and I remember them having a slightly striped body, but I'm not sure what I remember at this point. They did have antennae though, about the same size as the brown ones.

Also I live in Malta.

Thanks for helping!

Suus

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Suus,

The images are a little too dark and too small to be certain but these may be dermestid beetle larvae (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/carpet_beetle.html for more pictures). The "white-ish" ones are probably unrelated to these but I'd need to see a picture to be sure. Also, see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/ec.html for some tips about photographing small subjects like insects and mites. Post a follow up if you have questions or additional photos.

Jack DeAngelis

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

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